This practical teaching and learning qualification will set you on the road to further study or paid work as a teaching or classroom assistant. It consists of 11 units, meaning you will gain 32 credits on the new QCF framework. If you join this programme, you must complete a 100-hour placement between September and June, whilst on the course, in an education setting. Please note that we do not find placements: students must secure their own placement in an education setting, and provide written confirmation from that setting that they will be supported for a minimum of 100 hours, when they begin the course.

Aims of the course

To develop the knowledge and skills to work as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or learning support worker in schools and other educational settings.

Unit Breakdown

All units are mandatory.

Assessment Method

Continuous assessment, including direct observation of practice in your placement.

Progression Opportunities

This course can lead to a degree or foundation degree in the supporting teaching and learning field, or further study on another teaching-related course.

Career Options

Paid work in schools or other educational settings as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or learning support worker and/or progression to higher level qualifications in teaching.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs A*-C / or 9-4 (in 2017 GCSEs)

Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit or above

Relevant industry experience to Level 2 or above


Classroom teaching for one morning per week, plus self-study and placement.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 11/09/2017
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £1,417 p/ year
24+ £1,417 p/ year
International £3,240 p/ year


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.


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